Solaris: Can't Reboot Non Global Zone (NGZ) with Status 'shutting_down' or 'down' (Doc ID 1493610.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

One of the zones was stuck in shutting_down state after a scheduled reboot, it was noticed there was an init.d process running.
After killing the process, the zone rebooted ok. All the logs in /var/svc/log were checked and it looks as though every script in /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d finished ok.

Is it possible to turn debugging on so if this happens again we can see what is stopping the zone from rebooting ?

Solution

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